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Gunhippie
I don't know why, but I really want one now!



There's about 30 miles of abandoned rail here in the county. If I can't have a VW railvan, I at least want the locomotive speedo, clock and horn! Not to mention that handy turntable for turning in tight places (about 4 minute mark).
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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outlawmws
There used to be tracks south of Mt Shasta, and we would plan hunts that were affected by the rail bed.  It was abandoned for years, then brought back for a historic train ride, and even a "dinner train"  ($200 each for dinner - I cant imagine why it failed...)  

It was actually somewhat active when we first started hunting the areas.  

A few years back they ripped the rails and ties out, and a year or so later made it a "no motor vehicle" trail.  (not marked well -  I drove several sections of it that were not so marked, coming out on parts that were...)

I liked it better with rails and the occasional train.  

I'd bet in the next 30-40 years when they are ready to log again they will wish it were back...
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salukispeed
That was awesome.  But I just like old weird stuff anyway
Bob
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Duck
That turn table thingy could come in handy

Joe
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Stovie and Damn proud of it

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Banjoman
So kool you’d see country man
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Gunhippie
Why do I want one so badly?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gasman64
Gunhippie wrote:
Why do I want one so badly?

Because those wheels will last much longer than tires?

Neat stuff, especially since it's in German.
Steve
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Rustytank
You might like this guy.
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outlawmws
Timm,  I've see UP pickup trucks that have train bogie wheels front and rear, and they use those as guides and the rubber tires for movement.  

I always figured that as the ultimate getaway vehicle for the zombie apocalypse.  Add some armor plating and a train style snow plow front and rear for ramming through the swarms...   Banzai!
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BSAGuy
Did you have Strelnikov's train in mind outlaw??

Side view of Strelnikov's train as it passes.
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outlawmws
Not really, but that could be a good one as well. 

This pic is of a smaller truck.  - I had in mind one 2X as big, huge utility bed with a crane arm,  but the point here is the bogie/guide wheels, front and back allowing both road and rail use.   some mods and you would be almost tank-like compared to swarms of zombies.  (Not sure what the thing is hanging behind the bogie wheels,  maybe camera/sensor banks for inspection?)

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doc1057
Here is what you need! A buddy on one of my speeders. It has an 8HP hit and miss engine with belt drive. Perfect companion for people into GPA.
Always remember, railroad track, even abandoned, is private property and trespassing is illegal and dangerous. However, there is an organized hobby behind these vehicles and many legal rides are held around the country.
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Gunhippie
Doc: There's a club that comes out every summer with those speeders. Pretty fun to watch.


Unfortunately, the most scenic parts of our abandoned RR tracks are defunct from lack of maintenance. The rest is simply falling apart, so the "speeders" have to go pretty slow.

I've also seen some bicycles equipped with a plastic RR wheel outrigger  for riding the rails. Looks like fun!

Then there are these guys: https://jbrailriders.com/  Looks like they've managed to open up some of the scenic sections of the tracks!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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MotorcycleDan
outlawmws wrote:
Not really, but that could be a good one as well. 

This pic is of a smaller truck.  - I had in mind one 2X as big, huge utility bed with a crane arm,  but the point here is the bogie/guide wheels, front and back allowing both road and rail use.   some mods and you would be almost tank-like compared to swarms of zombies.  (Not sure what the thing is hanging behind the bogie wheels,  maybe camera/sensor banks for inspection?)

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I used to run one of these when I worked for the NPS at Steamtown NHS. It is called a High Railer. Because we were running a steam train, we had a 100 gal. fire pumper in the bed. Sometimes hot embers leaked out of the firebox and started a brush fire. We had it happen a couple of times. The only problem is when the track wheels are down and locked, they take about half the weight of the truck off the truck tires. There were a few times I had to put it in 4 wheel drive to get up a grade because there was frost on the tracks on those fall mornings. The tires would just spin on the frost. We would only run ours at about 35 mph max. Any faster and it could come off the rails. It happened a couple of times with new operators. But, the tracks we were running on were not kept up like the UP main line!
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Rfieldbuilds
Gunhippie, 
not that you ever leave the valley there😂, but there are also some open tracks up in the Coeur D Alene area east out to Kellogg that guys ride in bikes.  Not sure if they are open to the little cars or not.  
Randy
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doc1057
I've never tried a rail bike, but I have used a pump handcar. That about wore me out, and I only got a few thousand feet before I turned it around and put it away. Did the rest of the inspection on foot! You need arms like Popeye to run a handcar. I guess having two people pumping makes it easier, but that only happens in the movies.
A hi-rail truck is preferred for track work. It's sooo nice to have heat and a/c (when they work!). They can carry plenty of tools and supplies. You do have to watch the speed, though. When they go on the ground, it's what I call a "Fruit of the Loom moment".
Most people that ride the speeder are super excited on the first ride. I've only had a couple come back for ride #2. One manager wanted to ride the line to see some work we were doing, so I said "sure, hop on". It was mid-summer and we were out for probably 10 hours on an 80 mile round trip on a 95 degree day. When we got back, he jumped off the car before I even brought it to a stop, yelled "Thank God!" as his feet hit the ground, and ran into the building to get out of his dusty, sweat stained clothes, wash up, and drink a gallon of ice water. That was his first and only trip to see the work! I don't know what bothered him so. We had a nice breeze as long as we were moving.
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Gunhippie
Some things on that rail bus make me wonder. Why the (gravity-feed) fuel tank with no external filer? What's with "Frenching" the headlight out? Same for the tailights and signals? Seems like a lot on unnecessary work.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Rustytank
Gunhippie wrote:
Some things on that rail bus make me wonder. Why the (gravity-feed) fuel tank with no external filer? What's with "Frenching" the headlight out? Same for the tailights and signals? Seems like a lot on unnecessary work.

I'd put a filter on the line but gravity feed works just fine. There may be a filter built into the petcock like on older motorcycles though. The lights weren't frenched, the panels were pulled from the stamping line before the light holes were stamped.
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shaune509
RField. That area you refer to is a  bike path reclaimed from the Old Milwaukee RR. the rails are pulled and they decked the bridges and high tressels for hiker and bike riders with a shuttle from Kellogg to the Montana state line.
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bandaide
Gunhippie wrote:
Some things on that rail bus make me wonder. Why the (gravity-feed) fuel tank with no external filer? What's with "Frenching" the headlight out? Same for the tailights and signals? Seems like a lot on unnecessary work.


The filled in headlights are creeping me out the whole time. Just looks unnatural. I am curious if there is a minimal height for lights/signals on railways. They moved them up to the roofline.
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BrianBo

Top Gear did a bit about this. 

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Gunhippie
If this was the work of the Wolfsburg plant, the blanked-out HLs and TLs make sense.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Rising Son
I really like that sucker! 
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